This little church, another of Dorset's gems, tucked away in a village. It shares the dedication with only one other church in England, near Hitchen in Hertfordshire.
The original church was built in 1292/3. The chancel with its lancet windows and most of the nave, with another pair of lancets, survive. However, the building was considerably altered in the 17c by the addition of a handsome tower with pinnacles and embattled parapet and a porch. In the chancel and north nave wall, classical 17c windows were installed, one in the form of a trefoil, specifically to light the pulpit.
The simple wagon roof and the uninterrupted view of the chancel is most appealing. The font cover is dated 1637 and the white and gold coloured organ is early 19c.
The Trust gratefully acknowledges images and text by Robin Adeney ©
|St. Hippolytus||Ryme Intrinseca||DT9 6JX||0|
|St Andrews||Yetminster||DT9 6LG||1|
|St. George||Beer Hackett||DT9 6RA||1|
|St. Michael||Beer Hackett||DT9 6QT||1|
|St. Osmond||Melbury Osmond||DT2 0LZ||2|
|St. Mary Magdalene||Thornford||DT9 6QF||2|
|St. Peter||Chetnole||DT9 6NZ||2|
|St. Mary the Virgin||Bradford Abbas||DT9 6SP||2|
|St. James||East Chelborough/Lewcombe||DT2 0QB||2|
|St. Edwold||Stockwood||DT2 0NG||2|
|St Andrew||Leigh||DT9 6HL||3|
|St Mary the Virgin||Melbury Bubb||DT2 0NQ||3|
|St. Mary||Melbury Sampford||DT2 0LF||3|
|St Martin of Tours||Lillington||DT9 6QX||3|
|St. Mary||Halstock||BA22 9SG||3|
|St. Michael||Over Compton||DT9 4QU||4|
|St Osmond||Evershot||DT2 0JW||4|
|St. Nicholas||Nether Compton||DT9 4QA||4|
|St. Mary||Batcombe||DT2 7BG||4|
|St. Andrew||West Chelborough||DT2 0PY||4|